How to Maintain your Hoyer Lifts
Posted on: 12 March 2016 by Sharon Cooley
Home healthcare and hospitals rely on an advance machine to help hundreds of patients and elderly people every day.
Home healthcare and hospitals rely on an advance machine to help hundreds of patients and elderly people every day. Caregivers and nurses are the people who aid these elderly people and patients to make their everyday life easier. One of the machines that nowadays is common to help the patient maneuver their self is the Hoyer lift.
Hoyer Lift also known as patient lifts come with various designs which aid patients and elderly people to maneuver from place to another without worry. The machine is created purposely to help the patient with ease, safety and comfort. While transferring the patient to one place to another, they may experience the unwanted feeling of anxiety and several discomforts. With Hoyer Lift, the beneficial, caring is always present. If you have a Hoyer Lift at home, there are a few steps to maintain it.
Here’s how to maintain your Hoyer Lift
1. For base and wheels, takes time to consider checking the lower level. Make sure that the bolts are tightly where you can roll the lift easily.
2. Base locks are one of the important parts of the machine - little security to lock the hardware and check the base opens.
3. Double check the mast, boom and cradle. These are where the patient mostly leans their weights and cradle can be replaced if you seem its damage.
4. For swivel and pump assembly, check the leakage oil, check the nut at the bottom, and make sure the light film is normal.
5. Sling and hardware. Slings may include various styles, check the accurate one and see how the metal works for correct sling strap.
6. Clean the basic part of the machine. Use the soap and dry every parts of the Hoyer lift most especially the handle. Wipe to dry the metal part and oil the pivot joints, including the pump handle hinge, and all rotating wheels.